In addition to braving this apparently controversial country firsthand, Assouline's hardbound homage to India is high on my list of wishes. With contributors like Wes Anderson, Adrien Brody, Cynthia Rowley, Matthew Williamson, Rachel Roy and Padma Lakshmi, To India with Love will not only serve as a scrapbook and tribute to the world's second most populous country, but profits will help support families affected by the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
To India with Love
Lately I've had a few chats about my longing desire to visit India. It usually results in the other person[s] sharing horror stories, regurgitating vile third-party experiences, and positively declaring I surely don't want to travel there [said cloyingly] because it's "not clean." I know it's a developing nation. I know I'll likely see—and smell—things I never envisioned in my wildest dreams. I know it's not going to be an Eloise In Paris expedition. But my heart couldn't be hungrier.